It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years already! It seems like just yesterday that we signed the lease on Abbot Kinney embarking on this most amazing journey of Urbanic. We are filled to the brim with gratitude for all of your support over the years. In true celebratory fashion we’re hosting our most epic Summer Social EVER! We are loaded with some of the finest talent in LA and will be pulling out aaaalllll the stops on this one. If you are local to the Los Angeles area please feel free to join us on 8.18 & RSVP here. We will be checking in each guest so make sure we know you are coming! (all rsvps must be 21 or older please)
For those of you out of town, please do celebrate with us in spirit! Stay tuned… we’ll be hosting a few giveaways in the next few weeks to extend the celebrations even further!
Urbanic is growing and we are looking for three new additions to our team. If you (or someone you know) is interested, please send us your resumé and a cover letter introducing yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re holding interviews this week and next, so be sure to contact us ASAP if you’d like to reserve a spot. Excited to meet you!
PT/FT SALES ASSOCIATE
If you thrive in a retail environment, are stellar at merchandising, great with people, upbeat and fun – you might just be the treasure that we’re looking for. We need someone who is organized, creative, hardworking, passionate about paper and who has an affinity for good design. *Bonus Points if you have an A+ in gift-wrapping and can multi-task like nobody’s business.*
FT SALES ASSOCIATE AND DESIGN COORDINATOR
This position requires excellence in custom service, an eye for design and an interest in coordinating custom stationery. Multitasking and excellent verbal/written communication skills are a must. Tasks include working with clients to produce wedding invitations and other printed stationery, project management and coordination, product entering+receiving and store display. You might be exactly who we’re looking for if you are a proactive self-starter and love design, paper, gift wrapping and merchandising. *Bonus Points if you appreciate snail mail and have graphic designs skills.*
PT/FT E-COMMERCE CORDINATOR
Are you online savvy & have a passion for e-commerce? We’re looking for someone that is quick, organized, proactive and design-conscious that can run our online shop! Duties include populating product, editing & uploading photos, writing product descriptions, maintaining inventory, processing orders, uploading promotional content and offering stellar, gold star customer service. *Bonus Points if you like making lists and making someone’s day.*
Fashion illustrator & portrait artist Jennifer Vallez, of Sophie and Lili, will be painting custom watercolor portraits at Urbanic on April 29th & 30th.
These unique portraits are treasured by all so gift someone you love with a custom watercolor portrait — perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and 2016 Graduates… any special moment or milestone you want to capture!
Time slots are every 30 minutes between 9AM and 7PM on both Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th. Appointments fill up fast so reserve your spot now!
Too busy? Out of town? Live far away? That’s ok! You can place an order in our online shop! Simply email us the photo you’d like to be painted and we’ll snail mail your artwork. Limited time only — Web orders need to be placed by June 1, 2016
Custom portrait sketches are pencil & watercolor on archival 140# watercolor paper. Finished size is 5.5″ x 8.5″, unframed.
Please come dressed in what you (and your family) would like to wear in the portrait. Jennifer will snap a photo and paint while you shop. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early and don’t forget to account for street parking time.
$80 / each adult
$60 / each child under 15
$40 large dog / $30 small dog or cat
$10 prop accessories
Kick off your holiday shopping with us this weekend… starting with Sweet Friday! This is our very own version of black friday — but better. Join us in the shop for our 5th annual as we open early (8AM!) where we’ll be serving mini doughnuts + warm cider. Plus, you’ll save some dough! 15% off all purchases from 8AM–10AM and random giveaways throughout the day.
We participate in Shop Small! Support your local small business this Saturday as you begin checking off your holiday shopping list. We’ll have giveaways, treats and perks throughout the day — 10AM–7PM.
Our shop is located on the BEST street in Los Angeles — Abbot Kinney Blvd! There’s a lot of neighborhood fun ahead including the annual Holiday Stroll. Come visit AKB and all the shops to take advantage of holiday specials. See you there!
GIFT WRAP CLASS • NOV 15
Just in time for the holiday season, this class will teach you how to wrap like a pro. We’ll cover the invisible seam technique, the perfect bow, ribbon-pairing, gift toppings and a bounty of guidance & inspiration for all your gift wrapping needs.
This two-hour class includes practice wrap, hands-on instruction, a sheet of designer wrap with coordinating ribbon and time to wrap a small gift (if you’d like to bring one) with the guidance and assistance of two Urbanic gift wrappers.